This year RADIOLA! started off with me being physically under the weather for about the whole month of January. I realized how tired I was and what a punishing schedule I was following by creating a weekly two-hour program consisting mostly of my own transfers and restorations of original shellac recordings. There are many worthy shows in my archives and I've republished them, adding the occasional new program. This schedule, I perceived, would permit me to attend to other matters I've been neglecting over the past several years in addition to providing me a rest from the "treadmill" of weekly programming.
This plan was devised in an atmosphere of only minor disasters occurring and just slightly Herculean efforts to remedy the messes in my life. I went blithely on little suspecting the cataclysmic changes that would take place in the last week. My wife and I have encountered a family emergency so devastating and severe that I find I have no heart for creating a radio program at all and may not for some time to come. (Rest assured it is not a health issue.)
I will continue to upload older shows to my Live365 station and I will send the playlists and links out to those on my mailing list. There will be new RADIOLA! programs eventually if anyone is still interested.